Use photo strips on your layout or project.
Photo strips have been around for a little while, but looking through this issue, they are EVERYWHERE! I love using them! I most often use them when highlighting a lot of photos, like you are looking at a proof sheet. There are many other options too. You can stack photos like you took them in a photo booth, die cut some film strips to use as an accent, use some of the acetate film strips, they look pretty real, or as in my case, use a stencil to place the photos in.
Yes, I am just finishing last Christmas's photos right after this year's celebration....so what of it ;) I had printed these photos all off about a month ago, in a rather small size, but had no idea what the plan had been now because I waited so long! I got this great film strip stencil for Christmas and decided to try it out. I just painted right on top of my piece of patterned paper, using painter's tape to mask off what I didn't want painted, then used my fine tip marker to define the spaces and give it a cleaner look. Then I took the photos and cut them down to size, rounded the edges, and placed them in the photo spots. It was a great way to house a lot of photos on a single page and give the look of action, like the camera was set on burst mode.
I just added a few embellishments to the pre-printed paper and BAM, layout complete. I look forward to using this stencil again!